There has been a lot in the media about a white sparrow seen at Point Cook in the last few days, but here is a link to Geoff Park’s blog where he mentions a bird superficially like a sparrow, that is found on the plains and other areas, Horsfield’s Bushlark.
Are you interested in cemeteries? If you are you may be interested in a series of articles from a presentation given to the 50th anniversary country conference of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of Victoria on 15 May 2015.
They cover the symbolism on the headstones, some of the interesting things to see, the reasons to have a good management plan, to how to work out what offsets may be needed if native vegetation is removed. Follow the link and then the next button on the top right, to read you way through them.
Workshops have been held this week at Teesdale and Lake Bolac to raise awareness of the values that linear reserves such as roads and rail corridors have for native vegetation and fauna especially the threatened and endangered ones.
The workshops have been aimed at those who manage or are contractors that work in the linear reserves. We heard from a range of speakers and plan to post the presentations on this site over the next week. Here is the link to the presentation about the requirement to check whether a planning permit is needed prior to native vegetation removal Native Vegetation presentation 20.5.2015
Do you know that you are able to receive electronic copies of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Magazine? It is an Aboriginal Landcare and community arts feature issue. Here is the link to the current copy and back issues and the index to all the topics link.
It is finally available. If you have an interest in grasslands you will love this new book. It is great to see a resource that has such a range of scientific and experience based information and is also so readable. A lot of our previous resources have been valued but none are like this, which has a lot of information in one place. Highly recommend if you are interested in grasslands that you get a copy. Well done to all involved. CSIRO are the publishers.